Full spectrum mess

by Yule Heibel on October 28, 2003

Heard part of a fascinating report on CBC Radio tonight, Anna Maria Tremonti interviewing Rahul Mahajan, author of Full Spectrum Dominance: Myths, Facts, and Lies, an analysis of U.S. military strategy abroad. The book has enthusiastic endorsements for the way it lays out the history surrounding 9/11, and positions the current Gulf War in the context of a larger US strategy. In the interview, Mahajan spoke of Iraqi civil protest now taking shape, directed against the American occupation as well as against accepting a lousy civilian status quo. As an example, he mentioned a group called the union of unemployed, and suggested (tongue in cheek) that something comparable might be a good development in the US. Sure enough, when I googled union of unemployed iraq, I found many links, all of them pointing to apparently volatile politics, populist grassroots communism, and just the sort of thing the State Department can work itself up over and dig a deeper trench about. Sort of like Vietnam.

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